Kubernetes: Dive Into Kubernetes in One Hour! Fully Hands On

Get Hands On with Kubernetes and Learn the Concepts and Kubernetes Components In This One Hour Introductory Course
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Rating: 4.6 out of 5 (86 ratings)
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1hr 1min of on-demand video
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The evolution of Containers and the impact of Docker in the world of Linux, DevOps and CI/CD
Docker's Contribution of Containerd and Runc to the CNCF and the Open Compute Initiative
DockerShim, how it relates to Kubernetes and why it's deprecation does not matter
Installation and Setup of Containerd and Runc as our Container Runtime
How to configure and install CNI (Container Network Interface) Plugins
Using Nerdctl with Containerd to provide a Docker CLI experience
Running containers with Containerd and Nerdctl
Installation and Setup of Kubernetes using Kubeadm
Configuring a Kubernetes Container Network Interface
YAML - How to quickly generate Kubernetes YAML using the CLI
Kubernetes Pods - The smallest unit of compute in Kubernetes
The Pause Container - An important Kubernetes component that many overlook
Kubernetes Deployments and ReplicaSets (for Scaling)
Services - For network connectivity
How to deconstruct and reconstruct a Kubernetes cluster, component by component
Architectural Deep Dive: Kubelet
Architectural Deep Dive: ETCD
Architectural Deep Dive: Kube-Apiserver
Architectural Deep Dive: Kube-Scheduler
Architectural Deep Dive: Controller-Manager
Architectural Deep Dive: Kube-Proxy
Architectural Deep Dive: CoreDNS
Architectural Deep Dive: Kube-DNS
Understanding Kubernetes Architecture Diagrams
Further exploration with a thorough Quiz and Challenges


  • Basic System Administration


Kubernetes is the hottest topics in the realm of DevOps and is one of the most demanded skillsets.  As a DevOps Engineer, salaries upwards of $100,000 annually are readily available.

This course was created based on my own personal frustrations when learning Kubernetes.  Many courses and books explain the core components as theory but have little hands on usage or examples of the architectural components.

My belief is that an understanding of the Kubernetes core components, as well as those that are hidden in the background provides you with a much better understanding of how and why Kubernetes works and will also make you more much effective with Kubernetes!

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "This is outstanding training and something you would expect to pay for from an experienced professional. The pace is just right, great humour, and production quality through the roof. Well done James!" - Student Testimonial

After an overview of the history of Containers, Kubernetes and the relationship to Docker, we'll cover the use of Dockershim, it's deprecation, the inception of Containerd and Runc and we'll configure these as part of our container runtime environment.

We'll then install and configure Nerdctl, a cli for Containerd that provides the awesome CLI experience that we're used to with Docker!

CNI plugins provide an introduction to the world of Container Network Interfaces.

We'll build a Kubernetes cluster using kubeadm and explore common components and functionality - Pods, the Pause container, Deployments, Replicasets and Services.

With our Kubernetes cluster running, we'll carefully dismantle the components one by one. We'll then start each component, repeating the functionality that we've explored and will understand, step by step, what each component is and why it's important in the Kubernetes ecosystem.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Brilliant succinct course. Loved the deconstruction/reconstruction of the cluster in order to drive home what each component does, pure genius. Thanks so much for sharing James." - Student Testimonial

We'll talk through the use of the Kubelet, ETCD, Kube-ApiServer, Kube-Scheduler, Controller-Manager, Kube-Proxy, CoreDNS and Kube-DNS!

Lastly there are Quizzes and Challenges to test and take your knowledge further.

Who this course is for:

  • Beginners in Containers
  • System Administrators
  • Developers
  • Operations
  • Technical Project Managers
  • Users of Docker looking to make the next step into Kubernetes


James Spurin
  • 4.6 Instructor Rating
  • 3,402 Reviews
  • 24,612 Students
  • 2 Courses

A highly skilled professional with over 15 years of industry experience and 25 years of IT experience.

A vast technical knowledge spanning a multitude of areas including Software Development, Storage Engineering, Linux, Kubernetes, Databases, Middleware, DevOps, Cloud, Containers, Virtualisation and the implementation and management of Internet Protocols and Technologies. My ethos is to utilise technologies to work smarter, where viable providing automation, scalability, auditing, accountability, resilience and reliability.

Developer of the open source 'XML Dataset' library, facilitating rapid development when using XML with Python. Featured on the Awesome Python list.

Author of the Mastering Ansible video course.

Maintainer of Personal Docker Container Project for Hexo.

Vast experience in software development with full stack integration and source code management. Experience in developing solutions for API gateways, automation, housekeeping, migration and day to day management. Highly proficient in Python development with experience of other languages that includes - HTML, Javascript, Golang, Modern Perl, C, C++ and Shell Scripting.

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